writing

Magic Keyboard for iPad, 2020: First Impressions

Over two years ago, I wrote a piece about long form writing on iPad, which I’ve grown to love as an activity over the years. My combination of iPad and Canopy/Magic Keyboard served me well for much of the intervening time.But then I made the mistake of lending my Magic Keyboard to Jessica in the middle of last year, and I never got it back.So rather than picking up a new Magic Keyboard, I took the opportunity to pick up a Smart Folio keyboard, even though…

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Clear and Verifiable

The way in which Aaron Sorkin describes Intention and Obstacle in the early bits of his Masterclass is so simple, so easy to comprehend, and most importantly, so easy to test [1]. In just a few minutes, he offers a simple way to detect whether there is an appropriate level of conflict in any story. You can apply this lesson to any screenplay or script that you read, including your own. Sadly, that sort of simple clarity is a rare thing these days. I recall when I was getting into…

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